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Documentary Electro-Acoustic Experimental Musique Concrète

Discovering Electronic Music (1983)

“We live in an age of technology in which machines touch every part of our lives. It is not surprising that music has also been influenced by technology.”

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Ambient Minimal Premiere Synth

PREMIERE: Loula Yorke – Silverweed

Tigerforce: 23/9/22
Flatland Frequencies · PREMIERE: Loula Yorke – Silverweed

Ahead of her new album ‘Florescence’ coming this Friday 23rd Sept, Loula Yorke has kindly shared the opening track from the release.

‘Silverweed’ is one of a number of synth improvs recorded between January and May this year and takes influence from the growing season of the wildflower meadow outside her window in Suffolk.

We’re loving this focused, yet free-form approach across her fourth solo album and strongly suggest setting a reminder to pick up a copy from her bandcamp on Friday.

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Live Minimal Synth Video

Electronic Sound Live Sessions – Luke Sanger ‘Shared System Improvisations’

Luke Sanger exclusive live session for Electronic Sound Magazine has been released on their website. In this set he used a Make Noise Shared System and Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax for a 20 minute improvisation. Subscribers have access to the full set.

Read more about it and access the full set here

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Drone Film Minimal Synth

Svetlana Maraš – Radio Concert No.2 (excerpt)

Live performance for EMS Synthi 100, magnetic tape and computer setup (2021) ​

Radio Concert No.2 is a result of a continuous experimentation with combining the synthesizer EMS Synthi 100 and computer setup in a context of live performance that has been initially dedicated to a live radio broadcast. I have started developing this idea in a Radio Concert No.1 from 2018 and with this new piece, I have taken the idea much further. A complex synthesizer such as Synthi 100 is adapted to a virtuosic real-time sound manipulations that involve the use of computer as a complementary tool. Computer controllers that allow great deal of physical expressiveness in shaping the sound in real-time (such as Sensel Morph, foot pedal, TouchOSC app), interact with the synthesizer and allow rapid changes and complex organization of the material on the spot, that makes improvisation possible and fruitful. I like characterizing my approach lately as doing the inversion of the music-concrete – I don’t use any concrete sounds in my work, but with granular and micro-sampling techniques, I am recreating certain quality that we relate to concrete sounds. Radio Concert No.2 has couple of different recorded iterations as well as live video-version. This is an excerpt from 30min. video. This work the last piece that I made before leaving my job as head of Radio Belgade’s Electronic Studio.

Premiered at Espace Multimedia Gantner, Radio Belgrade, OUTRA festival, Heroines of Sound More info: https://www.svetlanamaras.com/radioco…

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Art Avant Garde Experimental Film Musique Concrète

Loren Chase | KQED Spark

Join KQED’s Spark and take a listening lesson from sound artist Loren Chasse, as he mines the aural riches that surround us.

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Ambient Review

Ian Hawgood / Field We Found – Upward Eyes / Kindred

Handstitched – August ’22

Always nice to see a new label ping up on our radar. In this case ‘Handstitched’ bringing a beautiful DIY feel to this split release between Fields We Found and Ian Hawgood. 50 copies on mini CD-r and sage green cassette with hand-made packaging, tape O-cards and unique designs for each CD package. Very nice indeed!

Goes without saying, the two artists both bring carefully considered, slow moving compositions to the fore, balancing cloud-like chords with twinkling, glitchy textures.

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Ambient Art Film

Brian Eno – Imaginary Landscapes

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Classics Dub-techno Review

Variant – Thru The Cosmos [Perseids]

The Perseids are a meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. Peak visibility is between the 9th and 14th of August each year. The name is due to the point in the sky from which they appear to originate, from within the constellation of Perseus.

Variant, aka Stephen Hitchell, was one half of the pioneering Detroit Dub-Techno duo Echospace. This track is a slowly developing drone in the minor scale with noise and textures developed from their minimal techno origins.

If you are reading this close to the time of posting, there is a high chance of a spectacular light show in your skies this evening. Any time from nightfall with the peak from around midnight to 4am. So keep you head held high, maybe you’ll see them fly!

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Aesthetics Culture Experimental

Carn Enoch Extratemporal Neo Reimannian Communication Session 080822

Dave Stitch takes his organically installed modular system for a hike and attempts to step out of the sequence of time:

“I’ve been thinking about doing this for a year now after discovering my new favourite hill in South Wales (GB) It’s littered with neolythic etchings on the rocks and seemed like an interesting space to cart our innalogs to for some wild synthing.”

“The main composition was created using the neo reimannian based sequencer grid in the Automannetz state of the O_c, which I studied for an afternoon in order to transcribe musical notes that I had extracted from a tarot reading of 5 cards using my esoteric spreadsheet (which maps the major and minor arcana of the tarot to John Coltrane’s 1969 circle of fifths sketch.)”

“I am besotted with the word ‘extratemporal’ in the context of live electronic recordings. I have always felt that a one take performance captures a moment and takes it outside linear time, to be tapped into again at a later date (if recorded!) I wonder if memories count as recordings?”

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Classics Review Techno

Florence – The Vineyard

Stefan Robbers, aka Florence aka Terrace, was among the first European producers able to capture the soulful spirit found in productions coming out of Detroit. His music holds a special place for many. The title of this EP, the first on his own label, which he ran with Wladimir M, pays homage to this influence. The homage was taken further with the Alan Oldham-esque cartoon artwork on the label and, unusual for European releases at the time, plastic shrink rap giving the package the same look as an imported release. This was no one-sided idol worship though, but a two-way exchange of like minds, with their music being released on stateside labels and stateside artists being released on their label.

The female spoken word lyric, in style as well as content, draws heavily from Blake Baxter’s When We Used To Play. Melancholic references to frustrated sexual desire, either through the passage of time or lack of opportunities, grace both tracks. A similar feel is on the Terrace track Bewitched, this time the theme being more about unrequited love.

While having definite inspirational origins, Robbers developed his own peculiar vibe, a haunting sparseness that comes from living in the flatlands – in this case, the ones of the Netherlands.

For those not inclined to collect quarter-of-a-century old phonographic disks, a compilation of remastered Florence tracks was released in 2020.